Gliwice-Silesia 2019

Junior Eurovision 2019 audience the 2nd biggest on record

This year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest was the second most watched on record, with the biggest audience since 2006. The European Broadcasting Union has announced the viewing figures for Junior Eurovision 2019.

The 17th annual contest this year was held in Gliwice, Poland. The total audience increased an amazing 240% from 2018 – up from 3.4 million in 2018 to 11.6 million in 2019. The largest number of viewers came from hosts and winners Poland with 5.6 million viewers.

  • Second highest was Russia with 2.2 million viewers – it’s best figures since 2011.
  • Next was Spain with 1.4 million viewers, who returned to the contest after a long absence to place 3rd in the competition.
  • France attracted 1 million viewers, slightly below their 2018 audience of 1.2 million viewers.

The EBU also provided a range of statistics on audience share for the 2019 contest:

The 2.5 hour show delivered an 9.1% viewing share, up 55% on the 5.7% average normally achieved by the same group of broadcast channels. 13 out of 16 markets measured delivered a similar or better performance than the broadcast channel average. 

The show delivered an 11.4% viewing share for children aged 4 -14 years old, 81% higher than the average normally achieved by the group of broadcast channels of 6.3%. 

For viewers aged 15 – 24 years the JESC saw an 10.5% viewing share up 142% on the average normally achieved by the group of broadcast channels of 4.3%.


Tom O'Donoghue

Music photographer based in Somerset, United Kingdom. Photographer for London Eurovision Party.

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